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By MikeMirzayanov, 2 months ago, In English,

Do you already have a New Year's mood?

And we have traditional gifts!

Change Handle Feature

Hurry! Only until the 10th of January, you can change your handle (but only once)! Note that it will be possible to roll back the changes or change the handle again only after a year. Be careful what you wish for.

You can change your handle to the new one which wasn't used before by anybody or which was used by you before. The links to a profile page with an old handle would automatically redirect to the actual profile.

Again, this year if you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request a handle of an inactive participant. It means that the participant should have a period of activity on Codeforces of at most 180 days, this period should be in 2016 or earlier. The inactive participant can't have posted comments, messages and so on. It can't take part in more than 2 contests. It will be automatically renamed and informed by email. A user has the opportunity to request back his/her handle: in this case, we will roll back the change and return your previous handle to you. If you can't change your handle to another, it means that some requirement doesn't meet. Please do not ask me to do something with it. I'm not Santa Claus.

Talking about handles I always
reminisce the following story. Once a user wrote me the message: "Please change my handle from I_love_Valya to I_love_Sveta, as I no longer love Valya ..."

New Year's Masquerade of Colors and Ranks

The traditional magical tab has appeared in the profile setting. Happy New Year!

 
 
 
 
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It looks so good on my name :)

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Looks like the favicon is finally transparent, thank you Mike!

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    Now just increase the resolution and everything will be perfect.

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Legendary grandmaster easy easy :))

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Happy New year everyone <3

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Happy New Year Everyone <3

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It's raining LGM's. LOL

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MikeMirzayanov, now Codeforces fails to show LGMs in posts correctly.

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I am not Santa-Claus

Whaaat? O_O T_T

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You can't change your handle to "I_love_Sveta" because there is another user who loves Sveta too...

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Handle "rating" is free! take it!

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Name is power

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I am a legend now ..... but how does MiFaFaOvO changed his rating .... currently ranked 2nd ,i wanna be 1st;

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    No one has changed the ratings.

    The second spot guy has just changed his handle name.

    PS- I don't remember his old handle name.

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    You can PM tourist and ask him for the password.

    I asked the second guy, got his account and changed his handle.

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      i already messaged tourist ,but till now got no reply... Wish me good luck for that.

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        I know his password — it's sha256 of the P != NP proof

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      so who is the real owner of the account!?

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Only way to be a GM

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I wish if you give us a chance to deactivate our account ... My reason: This moments i realized i cannot achieve any thing in competitive programming 5 years of training on codeforces and i am still purple And more than 40 rounds I feel shame about my profile

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    Cmon this is Christmas time. This is the time where you make new challenges. Who knows what you might become what you wanted this year. All the hard work you have done is never wasted. Merry Christmas :)

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      thanks. But it is over... I have given up for ever Good bye codeforces

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        It's OK to be frustrated. It is also OK to criticise one's own self BUT It is definitely not OK to look down upon one's own self. :( Times change and so do the conditions. Be positive and welcome the new year with high self esteem. Cheers :)

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Whenever i go to the registrations page for a contest i still see my old id is this some kind of bug?

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Where is "Happy New Year" instead of "Accepted"?

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help plz I always use my gmail to login but now i want to change my handle it wants password but i never entered password while login. plz help

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How can people who signed up for codeforces using gmail account do this? Because its asking me for a password to change the handle but I never set a password

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I feel like I'm at top of the world.

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why cant we change our color to unrated ones... btw ,today i am feeling very proud ,just want to comment everywhere as now i am legendary grandmaster ,which was impossible without this magic week .

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Damn! These are some of the coolest features. Thank you Codeforces for such gifts :)

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What does it mean by roll back to previous handle?...Does that mean there will be an additional option to roll back or I can just change my username to previous one by simply typing

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    According to the CF Gifts, you can change your handle before 10th January. Once you have changed your handle, you cannot get your old handle and the new handle will be in use for a year ( until next Christmas ).

    So, Change wisely, or don't do!

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      Can I get my old username next year?

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        Nope. Once you have used any username, all usernames you made will redirect you to your updated username.

        And any username registered into the DB of CF is an irreversible process.

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          It's actually wrong, you can get your old handle back.

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Thanks for the gift. Feelings better to see red for me <3

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the only way tourist can become newbie

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Feelings better to see more red (LGM) users <3 ;-)

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How to request for the handle name of an inactive user? There is an inactive user I want the handle name of, but when I type in the handle name, it says "This handle is currently in use ."

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    if you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request a handle of an inactive participant. It means that the participant should have a period of activity on Codeforces of at most 180 days, this period should be in 2016 or earlier. The inactive participant can't have posted comments, messages and so on. It can't take part in more than 2 contests.

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      I have another handle using which I have participated in over 15 contests in 2019. The inactive user has participated in no contests, has a last visit of 3 years ago, and has no comments or blog entries.

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Is it possible to give an option to users to disable New Year Color Magic for their point of view? I don't want to see other users change their colors since it makes both competing and reading blogs and comments much more confusing.

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A gift for 10 days....

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I like the Black color of Headquarters :/

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how can i request someones old handle?

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Legendary Grandmasters everywhere XD

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tourist please become newbie...
ये बात टूरिस्ट तक पहुंचाई जाए santa claus

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MikeMirzayanov Thanks for this gift , I changed my handle yesterday but the previous one still appear on standings

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very cool

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Happy new year to everyone!!

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Just thought I needed to ponder over my handle after I changed it in a "rush action"... But then the brighter side, I have one year to think carefully about my handle now.

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When does the ranking colours get reverted back??

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My login to codeforces is through my google account. How do I change my handle? When I try to enter my password, it rejects it for Wrong Password.

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Why can't we change our color to hole black? XD

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I don't link my new handle, can I roll back to my previous one?

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Does anyone know when colors will revert back to normal?